JACQUELINE + DAVID
MADELINE + EMERY
Working with Jacqui and her team was a really special process. We are generally not people who are extremely comfortable in front of a camera but from the minute we met Jacqui that changed. The way they made us feel so comfortable in just talking with us, and making us laugh, and responding so positively to whatever we were doing made taking pictures fun, and super easy.
Jacqui’s ability to capture unscripted moments, so beautifully, might be the most special aspect of her work. We love how natural and soft the photos came out, and how she and her team captured every important moment of our special day. We feel really special when we are around Jacqui because she has the ability to connect with people so well. She genuinely made us feel so special throughout our engagement and wedding process, and her happiness for us allowed us to not only work with her but form a special friendship in the process. We are so thankful for the experience that Jacqui and her team provided us, and the memories we can relive through our pictures forever.
TERA + NICK
JILL + GRADY
I can honestly say that hiring Jacqui was one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding day. She is so personable, genuine and down to earth, we felt comfortable with her immediately. It takes an incredibly talented person to be able to capture the beauty of moments the way Jacqui does. I remember seeing a photo of a bride and groom reacting during the Father of the Bride speech and thinking “THAT. That is exactly what I’m looking for.” We wanted photography that was visually stunning, but could also make us feel something whenever we looked at them. Not just a reminder of what our wedding day looked like, but what it all felt like too. Her work does just that.
I am not someone I would consider to be naturally good in front of a camera but somehow Jacqui managed to make both my husband and I feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and captured “us” in a very real and natural way. She managed to make us, our families and our wedding party feel so comfortable, wasn’t afraid to give direction to get the best shot, but most of the time we forgot there was even a camera around us at all.
I have lost count of the number of times I’ve gone back and looked through all the photos from our wedding weekend. Even now a year and a half later, my face still hurts from smiling by the time I am done.
BROOKE + NATHAN
JENNIFER + ALEX
JENNIFER + NED
A friend of mine recommended Jacqui to me, and I am forever indebted to her for doing so. I fell in love with her work (and Jacqui!) immediately. Her use of light and attention to detail result in the most romantic and elegant photographs. From our first phone call, I could tell not only how warm and inviting she is, but how much she loves her job. When we met a few months later for our engagement session, I saw firsthand how good she is at her job. Jacqui makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and isn’t afraid to direct the situation in order to get the perfect shot. She also has a calmness to her that is certainly appreciated on one of the most emotional and chaotic weekends of your life.
I will never forget on our wedding day when we had to run inside to escape a thunderstorm that lasted all afternoon long. Of course, I started to cry. Jacqui immediately came over to show me all the amazing outdoor photos we were able to capture in that short time. Your happiness is truly her number one priority. At the end of the night, she asked my husband and I if we needed anything else to which we responded, “Yes, a picture with you!” As always, she happily obliged.
JACKIE + JIM
My husband and I had hired a photographer to do our engagement shoot and wedding. I was really disappointed with how the engagement shoot went. I debated for another 8 months about whether to cancel our photographer. I felt super stressed (and a bit crazy) about canceling because we would be forfeiting thousands of dollars. Friends and family tried to assure me the wedding photos and experience would be different than the engagement shoot (“engagement shoots are always awkward!”). But I just knew it didn’t feel right. We decided to cancel our photographer, forfeit our deposit, and hire Jacqui. It was 100% the right decision. You want to feel comfortable on your wedding day and you shouldn’t have to worry about a vendor doing their job professionally or well. I’m so happy that we made the decision – you can’t redo the day or redo the pictures. Jacqui exceeded our expectations – she was professional, organized, and lovely to be around, and we love our photos. We couldn’t recommend her more and are so happy we made the decision to work with her for our wedding even if it took trying another photographer first.
Allison + JQ
My husband and I were fortunate enough to connect with Jacqui and book her for our wedding in Palm Beach, FL. Prior to the wedding weekend, Jacqui was so responsive to our communications and assisted with various details for the wedding day. She called to discuss the positives of a first look, arrived a few days early to complete a bridal session, printed a canvas with a quick turn-around, and gave advice regarding the family portrait list. On the day of the wedding, Jacqui was simply outstanding and a true professional. She scouted out locations for the first look and bridal party pictures, captured every single event we had discussed with her, and took additional bridal/family/couple portraits because we were ahead of schedule on two separate occasions. Receiving our wedding gallery of pictures so quickly and seeing the finished product was very moving. The photography itself was so stunning that each picture made my husband and I catch our breath. Jacqui captured our families, our bridal party, and our attendees in the most attractive light. She captured the details of the event in a way that enhanced the romanticism of the evening. And, she captured the overflowing love that my husband and I were feeling that day in front of the most gorgeous scenery. Over the last year, we have framed multiple pictures and honestly we could have framed them all. My husband and I cannot sing enough praises of Jacqui Cole. She is among the best photographers in the world and will only exceed your expectations, no matter how high they are.
ANNIE + DAVE
KATIE + PATRICK
ALEX + ERIC
MEGGIE + JOSH
GRACE + JOHN
DARBY + TOMMY
MARGARET + BRETT
NATALIE + CHRISTIAN
VICTORIA + JASON
Jacqui’s approach to photography is fun, natural and authentic. She captures the moments you can’t even articulate… just pure emotion. Jacqui is extremely organized and efficient with time as well which truly was an extra bonus as we couldn’t wait to join our guests!!